How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Connection Cafe

At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. For background: The first industrial revolution occurred when water and steam were harnessed to mechanize production. Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector.

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

Then we took the answers, identified trends, wrote up the "Heartbeat of the Industry" report and made a YouTube video (because it's 2012 and that's what you do right?). Author: Cheryl Black.

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry

SocialFish

To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions : Nonprofit emails not as popular as before

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry

NonProfit Hub

The post The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. My staff and I recently noticed a shift in our SEO statistics and started looking at what our data analytics showed for our blog in 2017. The data showed that 49 percent of our readers are ages 18-34. This was a surprise to us. For years, our audience fell in the 45-54 age group. Now, as we learned, our audience is younger than it’s ever been, and we’ve been adapting.

SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

Mobile Commons

According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS. One of the vastly growing areas in the industry at the moment is IoT. Industry News

Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?

SocialFish

———— If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Is my industry viewed as high-risk or “safe” for investors?

[Industry News] Avectra acquired by Abila (aka Sage)

SocialFish

Industry Insider You’ve probably heard, so here’s the official news release. Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations and government agencies, has acquired McLean, Va.-based

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

———— Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderStartups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

Why the advertising industry needs radical change

SocialFish

Yet how we think, how we work and what we produce as an advertising industry has changed remarkably little. This talk at the ICA in Toronto is a (hopefully practical) call for the industry to reclaim its progressive, and truly radical, roots.”

Using Industry Data to Set Business Goals

Mobile Commons

But what about industry data? There are many sources to pull from when looking for industry data, including primary research firms like Gartner and Forrester, as well as boutique firms that focus on the professional services market, such as PSVillage and SPI Research. Free Professional Services Industry reports available on Tenrox.com: SPI Research 2015 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark.

The Next Generation of American Giving: Insights, Takeaways, & Suggestions From The Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

Take a gander at what industry professionals are saying about your donors: baby boomers, generations x and y, and the matures. You may have heard that Blackbaud recently released a generational giving study and associated infographic that covers the Next Generation of American Giving! Maybe you’ve seen it, shared it with your network of peers, discussed the findings, or pondered over what the study means for the future of your organization’s fundraising.

Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

Steve Bridger

This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy” Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex , he says.

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?

SocialFish

Does that seem like a lot less industry people (non-association execs) to you this year? Just saw this infographic posted on Associations Now: Congrats to ASAE on attracting the highest number of association execs in 5 years – that’s great!

Industry Leaders Who Influenced Me During 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Thanks to these incredibly talented individuals who published excellent content that taught me so much during 2014: Tanveer Naseer - Leadership Coach, Speaker & Writer. Tanveer writes timely, thought-provoking blog posts about leadership at least weekly. Each post is well worth the read.

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past three years, my colleague Lucy Bernholz has published her annual Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint, an industry forecast about the social economy – private capital used.

Industrial-Strength Software

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

As Nick points out, one of the industry-shaking implications is that the capital barrier to competing in the software field is beginning to change.

Ancient Greece 2.0: Arts Participation before the Industrial Age

Museum 2.0

When we talk about making museums or performing arts organizations more participatory and dynamic, those changes are often seen as threatening to the traditional arts experience.

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world.

Online Findings from the 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

Connection Cafe

The State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that online giving through the website or email marketing was small but growing. Fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising SONI

How TechSoup Helped to Build the Refurbishment Industry

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is arguably best known for its technology donation programs. Starting from a basement full of boxes and growing to serve every country on the planet , TechSoup has partnered with leading technology companies for decades to increase nonprofit.( read more ).

2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry UK Survey Results

NetWits

Blackbaud Europe has released the 2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry survey. Blackbaud teamed up with The Resource Alliance for the second year in a row to produce this pan-European benchmarking study. The results were unveiled at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands

Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry

SocialFish

Does your association operate in a regulated industry? Can a bank be a social business? The answer is yes. Hear how TD Bank does it in this great BlogWell video. Some good notes from the session are below, but there’s a ton more great information in the video. Must watch.

The Healthcare Industry is Stuck – 5 Strategies to Overcome and Resources to Assist

NetWits

My presentations: " Social Networking For Hospitals " or " Volunteer Recruitment Online ") The challenges I list below are not completely unique to the healthcare industry, but from talking with conference organizers and hearing questions from attendees it’s obvious the healthcare industry at large has a ways to go before they are fully able to embrace social media I was recently invited to speak at AHP in Canada. The event was held in beautiful Montreal at the Le Centre Sheraton.

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity

AFP Blog

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity: "“Twitterers” from Birmingham’s business and social networking communities joined with cities around the world to host a charity event for members of the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, Twitter.BrumTwestival, held at Poppyred in the Arcadian Centre, saw over 150 local.

Meet the People We Work With – Columbia Industries

Vertex Systems

Now, we’ve got another client to tell you about – Kay with Columbia Industries in the state of Washington! A while ago, we introduced you to Brenda at Kent-Sussex in Delaware so she could tell you her story. She’s the … Continue reading →

NetCentric Advocacy: Sway opinion within an industry: Blog

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern » November 27, 2007 Sway opinion within an industry: Blog This seems like a really interesting result of sitting on an industry and cranking out solid content over time. Link: Industry blog making an impact on WGA strike | Planting Liberally. Link: Industry blog making an impact on WGA strike | Planting Liberally.

Supply Chain Superheros: Addressing Environmental Impact and Rising Costs in the Freight Industry

See What's Out There

We all know the stories of Superman, Catwoman, and even the Incredibles, but have you ever seen a superhero film about the shipping industry?

School's Out for Summer: More Than 20 Free Webinars by Industry Leaders

Tech Soup Blog

It’s important that your independent school staff stay up-to-date on recent trends, industry best practices, and knowledge in order to remain ahead of the competition in maintaining high enrollment and retention numbers.

Social CRM Fuels Engagement and Growth [Infographic]

SocialFish

Industry Insider Useful Data

12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Implementation Industry InsiderCame across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark!

[Cool Infographic Friday] Snapchat 101: What You Need to Know

SocialFish

Content Strategy Cool Infographic Friday Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderTip o’ the hat to MDG Advertising for this one. Infographic by MDG Advertising. photo credit ).

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The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out

SocialFish

Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Useful DataTons of useful and interesting data, as always. Grab a coffee – this will take you a while to get through. Internet Trends Report 2018 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash.

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2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

NetWits

End of year fundraising is in full swing, but with 2013 right around … Online Fundraising blackbuad Mobile fundraising multichannel fundraising state of the nonprofit industry

Under Attack: Why WordPress Sites Are So Popular with Hackers

Byte Technology

Industry News Web Design30,000. That’s how many websites tech security experts and analyze estimate are hacked every single day, a staggering number even when you consider there are some 644 million active sites operating at any one time.

Flying High: Some Truly Creative Ways that Drone Technology is Being Utilized

Byte Technology

In the construction industry, drones are showing great potential in aiding architects and builders collaborate more effectively and much more efficiently. Industry News

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